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What do you virtualise on your Gen8?


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In my box: ESXi 5.5 u2

Running:

 

Windows 7

Ubuntu server 14.04

Debian wheezy

XPEnology NAS

Windows 10

 

At the moment. for my needs I probably end up with one OS. But I like playing with the VMs for now.

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Centos 7, as basic and hypervisor, Plex, Samba, other things.

Minumal Centos 7 in KVM - for serve transmission-daemon, synchronizatios and other comunication over internet.

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I currently have the basic 1610 CPU with 16GB RAM running ESXi 5.5 u2. VMs: Windows Server 2012 and wishing to run Sophos UTM but I'm having a heck of a time trying to configure LAN-passthrough to Sophos. I'm just playing around and not an IT expert, so ESXi is kinda over my head. :)

 

Would a change to Hyper-V 2012 R2 be any different or easier to deal with? I'm willing to start from scratch and reinstall everything. Ideally I'm looking to do:

- Sophos UTM (DSL modem, firewall and VPN)

- Windows Server 2012 (file/media/backup server)

- Windows 7 (Sandbox)

 

And to use the USB 3.0 ports for additional hard drives, which AFAIK at the moment, ESXi will not do.

 

Thanks for any help!

 

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  • 4 weeks later...

Updated list for my setup:

 

Hyper-V

 

Teamspeak3-server - Ubuntu

Transmission - Ubuntu

Fileserver - Win2012R2 std

Plexserver - Win2012R2 std

DC - Win2012R2 std

Minecraftserver - Win2012R2 std

Xpenology - Linux

Webserver - Win2012R2 std, currently shutdown

Win10 TP - currently shutdown

 

Everything running at aprox 7-8 GB Ram.

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Hyper-V

 

Win8 Torrent Box

Win8 Plex Server

Server 2012r2 Essentials

 

Toying with dropping a minecraft server on there for the offspring..

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Trig0r - I´m curios about your upcoming Minecraft-project. I tried both running Minecraft server from Ubuntu and Server 2012R2 within Hyper-V. I noticed dynamic ram is working alot better in server 2012R2 than Ubuntu so I ended up with Server 2012R2. I believe assigned memory was pretty equal between them with normal load. I´m fond of running *unix but I had problems when ram was peaking and getting Hyper-V to assign enough memory to the Minecraft Server. 

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In my box:

Hyper-V from Windows Server 2008 R2

Running:
2 x Windows 7 (testing Engine and a FTP Server)
several Linux distributions just for testing and playing

XPEnology NAS
Windows 8.1 just to learn that I hate it

WHS 2011 as

- Client backup

- File Server

- Media Server (serviio)

 

 

I read something about Sandbox. How do you realize it with Hyper-V?

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Trig0r - I´m curios about your upcoming Minecraft-project. I tried both running Minecraft server from Ubuntu and Server 2012R2 within Hyper-V. I noticed dynamic ram is working alot better in server 2012R2 than Ubuntu so I ended up with Server 2012R2. I believe assigned memory was pretty equal between them with normal load. I´m fond of running *unix but I had problems when ram was peaking and getting Hyper-V to assign enough memory to the Minecraft Server. 

 

I'll let you know when I start..

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why would you run a minecraft server in a vm

performance would be so much better in the native os

 

minecraft is already slow enough due to being java

you are just adding load and lag due to the emulation for no reason apart from its cool to run in a vm

 

if something has to be run in x os i can understand running it in a vm

hence i do all my compiling in ubuntu in vmware workstation 11.1

for convenience and if its 40% slower so be it

 

Like so

http://s5.postimg.org/7tjuy8etx/Untitled.jpg

 

but running day to day things that can be run in the main os without a vm is not optimal

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